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The Talking Eggs

The Talking Eggs

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Series: Adventure & Fantasy, Fantasy
Genres: Fiction, Picture Books
Tags: Ages 3-5, Ages 5-8, Award Winners
ASIN: 0803706197
ISBN: 9780803706194

Robert D. San Souci's lively, humorous retelling of this Creole folktale abounds with colorful expressions, and Jerry Pinkney's full-page illustrations make us believe in the marvels that Blanche finds, even the two-headed cow, square-dancing rabbits, and rainbow-colored chickens!

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Two sisters lived down Louisiana way long ago: Rose, who was unpleasant, mean, and the older of the two; and her younger sister, Blanche, who was “sweet and kind and sharp as forty crickets.”

Guess who has to do all the work for Rose and their mother? Blanche’s kind and obedient nature finally pays off when she helps an old woman who has magical powers–and a chicken house full of talking eggs containing treasures for those who do as they’re told: gold and silver, jewels, silk dresses, satin shoes, “even a handsome carriage that grew in a wink from the size of a matchbox.”

Robert D. San Souci’s lively, humorous retelling of this Creole folktale abounds with colorful expressions, and Jerry Pinkney’s full-page illustrations make us believe in the marvels that Blanche finds, even the two-headed cow, square-dancing rabbits, and rainbow-colored chickens!

This inspired collaboration, a 1989 Caldecott Honor Book, will delight young readers who like a captivating story with a strong heroine and a dash of mystery.

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